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Preparing for Your Baby's Birth

See our schedule of classes for expectant parents and families.

Thinking about having your first child, or adding to your family? Saint Mary’s Women and Infants’ Center can help you prepare for a healthy baby, with services rated among the top in the nation, according to patient satisfaction scores. Our team of board-certified doctors and experienced staff are here to help you navigate every stage of this exciting journey, from preconception through birth. We invite you to schedule a tour of the Women and Infants’ Center by calling 203-709-6184.

Perinatology & High Risk Pregnancy

During your pregnancy, your obstetrician may recommend special care, including a more detailed ultrasound, for a variety of reasons. Pre-pregnancy or perinatal diabetes (gestational diabetes), recurrent miscarriage, pre-term labor and other conditions may require a consultation from a maternal-fetal medicine specialist, or perinatologist, an obstetrician who has completed specialized training in the management of high-risk pregnancies.

The Perinatology Program at Saint Mary’s Hospital combines advanced ultrasound technology with 4-D capability and the expertise of specialists in maternal-fetal medicine from Yale-New Haven Hospital, who have been affiliated with Saint Mary’s since 2004.

Level II ultrasounds are scheduled in a private suite in the Women and Infants Center at Saint Mary’s Hospital. The service offers you access to a higher level of maternity care without having to leave your own community.

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Resources for Expectant Parents and Families

Prepare for your baby’s arrival by learning all you can about caring for your newborn. Saint Mary’s offers a variety of practical, up-to-date classes for the whole family, including:

  • Fitness during pregnancy
  • Breastfeeding
  • Parent-infant massage
  • How to help siblings welcome a new family member
  • How to correctly install an infant car seat
See our schedule of classes for expectant parents and families.

Pre-Register Your Delivery

Help your admission process go smoothly by completing the pre-registration form and mailing or faxing to us before you come to the hospital.

Mailing Address

Saint Mary’s Hospital
Patient Access Department
56 Franklin Street
Waterbury, CT  06706

Or fax your form to:


Healthy Moms/Healthy Babies Helps Show Your Love

Our comprehensive Healthy Moms/Healthy Babies program supports the national Show Your Love campaign from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). Whether you want to start a family now, in the near future or not at all, you and your partner can get and stay healthy throughout your lives with education from Saint Mary’s Hospital. We can help you plan for your pregnancy and engage in positive behaviors that improve the health of your baby before you become pregnant—and know you’re ready to care for your child, even if a pregnancy catches you by surprise.

Learn more about pregnancy and childbirth in our free online health library.

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